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Bibil Identifier bibil:221415
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The “Jezebel Spirit”
Title (English, ) A Scholarly Inquiry
Author Stark, Trudie
Author van Deventer, Hans J.M.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 30, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 68-76 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Queen Jezebel is rightly recognised as one of the powerful women in the Old Testament. In the biblical text she is introduced as a ‘foreign’ queen and wife to Ahab, the 8th century king of the northern kingdom, Israel. This article examines some of the interpretations of this character in the church over the centuries. The focus falls on the latest development in this regard whereby, in some circles, the biblical character is linked to the existence of a ‘Jezebel spirit’ within the contemporary church. On the basis of a narratological reading of the Jezebel texts it is indicated that such an interpretation is unfounded and fails to take cognisance of developments in biblical interpretation related to literary understandings of the text.
DOI 10.4102/ve.v30i2.301
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Jezebel
Pericopes 1 Kings 16,31-16,33
1 Kings 19,1-19,2
1 Kings 21
2 Kings 9
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